18 May 2013
I seem to always gravitate towards the same nail polishes and many go unloved. So I am trying to pick a new polish each time I paint my nails and this is my current choice.
This Models Own Polish in Raspberry Crush £5 is a lovely Pink with a slightly red feel to it. It looks great on your toes too. These never last long on me and so I like to wear them with a glitter topcoat as you notice less when it chips.
I love BarryM polishes and these two glitters are so pretty but very different. The first peachy pink is called Pink Iridescent. It has small pink and silver flecks, they are so small and very glitzy. It looks very pretty over the top of Models Own Raspberry Crush. The other BarryM Glitter is alot more chunky and that means harder to remove too. This one is called Pink Sapphire and has light pink, dark pink and silver glitter.
17 Dec 2012
I was one of those people who tried everyday to win a Revlon Lip Butter on Facebook & to my surprise one popped through my door. I’ve never tried them before but have swatched them a few times in store. I like their texture and the colour range is so pretty too. Now I have one I want more. That’s always the way, right?
The colour I have is Cupcake 055 – it’s a sweet baby pink. A lovely wearable shade. The colour isn’t super intense. It’s subtle and gives your lips a hint of colour. Perfect for me as I’m quite a wimp when it comes to bold lip colours. I tend to stick to quite plain easy to wear colours, so I’m really looking forward to wearing this Cupcake Revlon Lip Butter.
Now I’m on the hunt for more colours – which would you recommend? Were you lucky enough to win something from the Revlon Sweet Boutique?
You can see the Revlon Lip Butter Range here
8 Sep 2012
I am a complete sucker for a glitter polish. They always look so nice on and they last for ages on your nails. I did pop into Topshop to pick up a highlighter (post on that to come) and I saw the Louise Gray collection. Which is so nice. Lots of fun colours and statement makeup. I almost caved and bought the Mascara too, but I remained focused and just picked up this stunning pink glitter polish ………
This pretty polish is called Pinch Punch and it’s as I said a collaboration between British designer Louise Gray and Topshop. It’s a stunning pink coloured polish with gold and sliver hexagonal glitter in. It is just beautiful.
You can get away with wearing one coat of Pinch Punch and it looks lovely and subtle. With two coats the pink polish really coms through and the glitter is far more bold. Either way this polish looks stunning. I like it when the glitter is not uniform on your nails & it’s a little haphazard. It looks quirky and fun & that’s exactly what this polish is for me, it’s just fun to wear. I Love it. Have you tried anything from this collection? What do you think?
Showing one coat of polish
There are 4 nail polishes in this Louise Gray Collection – Junk Yard, Dart, Hat Trick and Pinch Punch. They are limited edition and retail for £6.50 – All are available in Topshop or online at Topshop.com so be quick if you want anything from the Louise Gray collection.
13 Aug 2012
Last week before I went on my hols I popped in to Mac and I’d only one thing on my list and that was their lipstick in the colour Bombshell. I fell in love with this on a night out a couple of weeks ago, a friend had it on and it looked so pretty. A frosty deep pink colour, I tried it on & was sold. So I went into Mac focused on picking this up. I know if I allow myself to browse in there I’ll be tempted to pick up so much stuff.
This is a really pretty pink shade and is in a Frost finish. I find it to be really moisturising and it feels great on my lips. I have terrible dry lips and some finished really gather in the not so nice dry parts of my lips and doesn’t look very nice. But this lipstick doesn’t do that it sits nicely on my lips and gives them a really bright fresh look.
It has a slight gold sheen / shimmer to it and i like it. It makes your lips look bright and makes the colour pop. The lady in Mac did put a pink gloss over the top but that felt too sticky for me although it looked pretty. I know it would annoy me & I’d have licked it off in no time at all. The lipstick on its own is fine for me.
This is only my second Mac lipstick, I’ve only just recently got into lip colour i used to just be a nude lip / lip balm kinda girl but I’m slowly getting a collection of lipsticks / stains now and I know I will be purchasing some more Mac lipsticks in the future esp these Frost ones. They don’t have the best staying power but I think that’s got more to do with the fact that I lick my lips a lot. I think if you left it alone it would stay a good couple of hours without needing topping up. Do you have any recommendations for must have lipsticks from Mac?
I took this with me to Amsterdam and wore it everyday, its great for a summer pop of colour along with a slightly flushed cheek. I have dark hair & eyes but quite a pale complexion and this colour works well to give me a little glow and colour. I can see it being my go to lipstick as it’s so wearable. I’m very pleased with it and glad my friend had it on our night out. Friends are such enablers when it comes to purchasing products. Like I need any encouragement.
Do you own this colour? How do you find it works for you?
You can purchase Bombshell from Mac online for £14 and you get 3g of product.
9 Aug 2012
The lovely Grace from all that slap kindly picked this beautiful NARS Foreplay Blush Palette up for me & I thought i’d take some quick photos of it before I head to Amsterdam (I will be there from Tues-Sat).
I’ve heard mixed thoughts on this blush but from what I’ve seen so far I’m love with it. I haven’t had any real chance to use it so I won’t talk too much about the ins and outs of it. I just wanted to show you how lovely it was. I will do a proper review when I return from Amsterdam on Saturday.
The palette has 4 shades in and they are -Peach Matte Blush, Gold Highlighting Blush, Pink Matte Blush, Orgasm Blush. I do have Orgasm already and use that colour a lot. I’m most excited for the matt pink shade and the gold shade. I’m always on the look out for a good highlighter to add a glow to my cheekbones. The other colours are pigmented and are a great quality. As you would expect with NARS products.
Ooooo look at it in all its pretty glory. This will be so handy for travelling, I really like the size its quite compact but still giving you a good amount of each blush. You won’t need to bring any other blushes/highlighters. Perfect.
You can buy this from SpaceNK for £39.50 and you get 10g of product. Let me know if you have tried it or are thinking about purchasing it. I will be taking it with me to Amsterdam and I’m looking forward to using it.
3 Aug 2012
I’ve not had a minute to do this post over the past week, I thought I’d best post it now otherwise it would soon be time to do my August faves. That’s how fast this year is going. I’ve been keeping my favourite products in a little basket so I could find them. I seem to have a habit of misplacing things at the moment.
These are my July favourites,
1. Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser spf 20 in the shade nude – this is a really lovely lightweight tinted moisturiser. It feels so nice on the skin, it’s quite a sheer coverage but thats perfect for days when you’re not wanting to apply a full face of makeup. It really has some staying power too. It applies smoothly on the face and gives you such a fresh-faced look and I love it.
2. Burt’s Bees’ Milk and Honey body lotion – I received this in a Glossybox and have been using it on my legs as they are so dry. This lotion smells amazingly. It’s really moisturising and the good thing is it’s not too heavy and doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky. I will be purchasing the full size when this tube runs out
3. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser spf15 – This is a really hydrating moisturiser and I’ve had it for about 5 months and used it almost everyday. Its lasted ages. My skin just drinks this up and it leaves it feeling so soft.
4. Aesop Parsley Seed Serum – I use this at night EVERY night and I would say its my favourite product of the whole year. I couldn’t imagine my skincare routine without this in it. It’s amazing and I’m excited to try more from the range.
5. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stain in Cherish – all i need to say on these is I LOVE THEM. They’re so smooth on the lips and they last for ages.
6. bareMinerals Buxom Lips in Bambi – this lip gloss is so nice its quite long-lasting and the colours is lovely for summer I always have it in my handbag
7. Mac Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch – love wearing this colour all over the lid for a simple eye look. It’s just a pretty colour.
8. MUA trio in Innocence – a great trio and perfect for a smokey eye. These shadows are such great quality.
9. Kleenex Shine Sheets – having an oily t zone these are a god send. I will do a proper review on these but i don;t leave home without them now.
10. Avon Supershock eyeliner in golden fawn – this is great for a subtle brown with a hint of shimmer. It just glides on effortlessly.
11. Avon Glimmerstick in black ice – another really great eyeliner just easy to wear and long-lasting. These are really good to smoke out and blend.
What are your favourite products from July?
31 Jul 2012
In my last post I spoke about the swap I’ve done with the lovely Casey of Beauty101Blog – she has sent me a box full of US goodies and I sent some British makeup bits. This lovely Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush was one of the things I REALLY wanted. I’d seen it online and it looked so lovely. It doesn’t disappoint in person either. So pretty.
This looks so pretty in the pan & looks similar to the Stilla Make Me Blush – I haven’t tried the Stilla blush so I can’t comment on how similar the actual products are but they look-alike in the pan and are both so pretty. I like to wear soft toned pink blushes they seem to suit my skin tone, and this Physicians Formula one looks quite natural on the skin. Just gives you a hint of a fresh flushed look. A perfect summer colour. This colour is called 7322 Rose and you get 7g of product for $11.95
They say this blush in infused with ‘natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress’ I don’t know about that but it sounds good and if it works then that’s fine by me. I noticed that this blush also had a little light reflecting quality to it too. Making the cheeks look really healthy with a pop of colour. Anything that makes me look a little brighter and healthier is going to get the thumbs up from me.
I’m pleased with blush this and have worn it all week, it applies really well on the cheek. Not powdery at all and gives a satin finish. Very pretty indeed. Nice and natural looking. Another good thing is there us no shimmer which helps make this blush look more natural on the cheek.
The blush part flips up to reveal a brush and a mirror, this is a little gimmicky for me. The mirror is a good addition but I tend not to use the brushes that come with products as they are never really that great. It’s a cute idea but I’m not really a fan.
What American products are you lusting over. I have such a big wish list it’s getting out of control. Please tell me you’re the same.
16 Jul 2012
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains — mother of god these are the bomb. I’ve a new love in the lip department. I popped into Superdrug on Saturday as you do – with a moaning hubby in tow ‘we were just in here yesterday‘ I wanted to swatch these Revlon Lip Stains & I stood there at the stand for about 20 mins swatching and trying to decide which colour to pick up. That was a tough desicion as all the colours look really wearable.
I decided on the dark pink shade in Lovesick 020 & it’s a lovely brght pink. So easy to apply in this chunky crayon which just twists up and boy does it have some staying power. I applied this and went out into town & about 2 hours later had a little look to see how it was lasting & it was still on my lips & the colour was lovely and bright & id say it lasted a good 2.5 hours before i topped it up. I’m a fan of these crayons and thats putting it mildly. I’m going back to get the whole lot of them – 6 shades in total. At the moment they are on sale in Superdrug for £5.99 thats £2 off.
Now I have this pretty crayon in my collection I’m afraid my lipsticks will be left out in the cold. These crayons are great to just throw in your bag & you don’t need to reapply them often. I can’t say for the other shades but Lovesick is really pigmented even after a good couple of hours. This colour is really buildable and you can achieve a really bright deep pink shade that has a great pop of colour.
I’ve heard people say these are quite drying, i apply a moisturising lip balm about 10 mins before applying the stain and that seems to work for me. If you have really dry lips normally then you may find these a little on the dry side but so far I’ve been OK.
So if your after a really great lip product for on the go then these are the crayons for you! As soon as the shops open in the morning I’m heading out to pick up the rest of these before Superdrug increase the price. (I need them, OK?!)
This is it swatched just one swipe. The weather turned on me at this point & was too dull to get another swatch. But i will update tomorrow (weather permitting) with a more built up swatch. The colour is still pretty even from such a light swatch.
Have you tried these wonder crayons yet? If so which shades?